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Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Cauliflower Puree and Pan Roasted Vegetables

By Jan Buhrman

I made this recipe with my son a few weeks ago and since then he has texted for the recipe several times. This little video is for Oliver (and you!). I hope the photos help you remember so you can make it without a recipe. Oliver loves to cook and does so with thoughtfulness...

Tu B’Shevat

By Jan Buhrman

January and February are good months to begin planning our gardens. What would you love to add to your landscape this season? I am looking at hazelnut trees. My friend Caitlin from Mermaid Farm said that “whatever you do, only order American, as the European Hazelnut Trees are subject to blight.” I love Fedco...

Indian Cauliflower Soup (Gobi Ka Soup)

By Jan Buhrman

Soups, on the other hand, are full of all the nutrition and sustenance you need to not feel depleted or deprived. The rage recently was juicing, but juicing takes out all the fiber, not that that is bad, but in the winter, we want that fiber and warmth! Foods like to be whole. Fruits and...

Jeweled Rice or Wedding Rice

By Jan Buhrman

Middle Eastern/West Asian cooking, specifically the Iranian culinary style, is unique to Iran but has naturally been influenced by neighboring regions at various stages throughout its history. Due to the fact that Iran was formerly known as Persia, cuisine from the region is alternately referred to as Iranian or Persian. When I serve this...

Salade Juive ( Moroccan Confit Of Tomatoes and Peppers with Coriander ) or Shakshouka

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of my favorite recipes. I am not sure if it is because of the story of how it came to be or if it is because it just so flavorful. It is a perfect when you are gathering the last of the tomatoes and peppers and can be frozen for several...

Brussels Sprouts with Grapes.

By Jan Buhrman

Our family loves Brussels sprouts. When my kids were  little, I would take requests for the upcoming week’s  dinners ( NO mac n’ cheese Or chicken fingers!) Brussels  Sprouts were always top on the list. I can’t believe that I  never thought of putting grapes or apples in them as I was  sure that...

Quick Pickled Peppers.

By Jan Buhrman

We pickle a lot of vegetables in our kitchen. We have a policy that nothing goes to waste and that means when there is abundance, we get to pickling.It is a very tasty way to preserve food when it is at it’s peak and enjoy a few days or weeks later.We pickle everything and...

Pu-erh Tea

By Jan Buhrman

Pu-erh Tea: pronounced “POO-air” Alice Waters got me thinking about pu-erh tea when she said that it changed her metabolism. She has been drinking it daily for the past two years and she has noticed a significant change. I researched it, ordered several different kinds and have discovered a new wonder drink! I made...

PLU – meaning behind the numbers

By Jan Buhrman

80% of all processed foods in the US are genetically modified. The FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. How is one to know while they are shopping how the food is grown? Do you wonder if the tomato you’re eating has been crossbred with frog genes to render the tomato...

Crop Subsidies = dinner?

By Jan Buhrman

Imagine if we had to live only on the foods that our government subsidizes for the crops from the Food and Farm Bill? The “subsidy garden” reflects the $11 billion per year spent on BIG AG. The subsidy garden consists of: corn wheat rice cotton soybeans tobacco sorghum canola sunflower Which would you prefer...

Organic, pastured, or certified humanely-raised?

By Jan Buhrman

I have just returned from the Berkshires where I was assisting John Bagnulo in a “bootcamp”  cleanse called Deep Spring Clean.  Last week, in one of the classes, we were reviewing organic practices by the industry. While many of us believe we are offering our families the best by buying organic, I caution against...

Meatless Monday

By Jan Buhrman

My husband says “everything in moderation” as I have been talking about giving up meat. This idea is hard for a family who raises our own pigs and barters chickens, lamb and beef for eggs, pork and time! I have been heavily influenced by the China Study.  The study, initiated by T. Colin Campbell,...

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